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brushback

[bruhsh-bak] /ˈbrʌʃˌbæk/
noun, Baseball.
1.
a fastball thrown high and inside to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; noun use of verb phrase brush back
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  • He never shied away from a batter, and his brushback pitch was legendary.
Slang definitions & phrases for brushback

brushback

modifier

Pitched very close to the batter, as if to hit him: knocked me over like a good brushback pitch

noun

beanball, duster: Throw another brushback and you're out of the game (1950s+ Baseball)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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